Rabada names batting great he would love to bowl
Kagiso Rabada is widely regarded as one of the best pacer in modern cricket. He has become an unplayable bowler with his speed with the ball.
He has bowled against the best batsmen in the world and took their wickets in collection. But he named four former batting greats, he ‘would love to bowl’, in an interaction with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Capitals.
Besides, this Rabada shared a variety of topics, including reminiscing his early U-19 days, talking about an impressive IPL campaign last season, and how he is spending his time during lockdown.
“I haven’t had the chance to bowl yet or use the cricket facilities, but professional athletes are now allowed to use gyms here in South Africa, so I’m just doing enough to keep myself going. But I’m also really pleased that I’ve had such a long break from cricket after five years of continuous competition. I’ve really found it to be very relaxing,”
Naming the former batting legends he would loved to bowl, Rabada said, “I think Kevin Pietersen, Sachin Tendulkar, Vivian Richards and Ricky Ponting would be the batsmen I would love to bowl to.”
Regarding the things he is busy currently, Rabada said that he has launched a podcast programme with his friend.
“I’ve kept myself busy creatively. I’ve been working on a podcast called The Viral Wellness, with a friend, where we get experts to come and talk about wellness – physical, mental, educational – and both of us just try and have some fun with the script,” he said.
Rabada missed out the squad due to injury issuee for India tour that was said to happen before the COVID-19 pandemic hit back in cricket arena. Although the series has postponed due to the pandemic.
“I would’ve been ready for the IPL in March. I had a tear in my groin, but I healed quite quickly, and believed I would have been able to play the IPL if it had started as scheduled,” he said.
“It was something I was really looking forward to, especially after last season’s performance which was, no doubt, a huge motivator for all of us. It was also by far the most enjoyable season I’ve been part of,” Rabada added.
Regarding the on-going talks on resuming cricket without fans, the South African said, “It’s going to be bizarre to play in empty stadiums, especially during international matches. But the world has to move on. There will still be tough competition when teams play, and people can still enjoy that on TV.”